COVID-19 update:

Find out how the latest easing of restrictions have impacted our services and facilities, visit our COVID-19 Council services update webpage.

 

Published on 18 February 2021

COVID-19 Wastewater Detections

Victorians with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms are urged to get tested following the detection of viral fragments in Victoria’s expanded wastewater monitoring program.

Weak detections of viral fragments have been found in wastewater in samples collected on 16 February in the St Kilda, Caulfield and Caulfield North area and the Carrum Downs and Langwarrin area, and in a sample collected on 15 February from the Wantirna South and Boronia area.

Anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get tested, especially if you live in or have visited one of these areas during these periods:

  • St Kilda East or Caufield North from 13 to 16 February (includes parts of Balaclava, Caulfield and Elsternwick)
  • Carrum Downs or Langwarrin from 13 to 16 February (includes parts of Skye)
  • Wantirna South or Boronia from 13 to 15 February (includes parts of Bayswater, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield and Tremont)

Fragments of the virus detected in wastewater may be due to a person with COVID-19 being in the early active infectious phase or it could be because someone is continuing to shed the virus after the early infectious period.

Further information about the wastewater testing program can be found at Wastewater monitoring.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites

Please call ahead before visiting a testing site, unless you choose to be tested at a drive-through testing site. For all drive-through locations, you must be in a vehicle to be tested, you cannot walk in or ride a bicycle into a drive-through site.

With high temperatures forecast over coming days, some testing sites may have to close or alter their hours of operation.

We advise the public to make sure they have plenty of water, fuel and other necessary items in case they experience a lengthy wait.

New testing sites, extended hours and expected wait times are regularly updated at Where to get tested.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing remains one of the best ways we can keep people safe and stay open, so we're asking anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested.

Testing site locations

Location Testing facility Hours and contact
Bentleigh East — 4Cyte Pathology
609-611 South Road
Bentleigh East 
Drive-through testing Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Contact: 0435 228 857
Chadstone — Golfers Drive
Level 2, Multi-Deck Car Park, Gate 4, Golfers Drive (via Waverley Road)
Malvern East 
Drive-through testing

Monday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm. Closing time may be impacted by wait times. For example, if wait time is 30 minutes, this site may not accept additional vehicles for testing after 7.30pm

Albert Park — Aughtie Drive 
Grand Prix circuit, 12 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park
Drive-through testing Monday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm. Closing time may be impacted by wait times. For example, if wait time is 30 minutes, this site may not accept additional vehicles for testing after 7.30pm

Brighton Public Golf Course — Connect Health
Dendy Street
Brighton

Drive-through testing Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 5pm
South Melbourne — Montague Street
32 Johnson Street
South Melbourne
Drive-through testing Monday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm. Closing time may be impacted by wait times. For example, if wait time is 30 minutes, this site may not accept additional vehicles for testing after 7.30pm
Clayton — Monash Health
239 Clayton Road
Clayton
Walk-through testing Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Last entry for testing at this site will be 15 minutes before closing time. You don’t need to call ahead if visiting a Monash Health walk-in or drive-through clinic.
Keysborough — Springers Leisure Centre
400 Cheltenham Road
Keysborough 
Drive-through testing Monday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm. Closing time may be impacted by wait times. For example, if wait time is 30 minutes, this site may not accept additional vehicles for testing after 7.30pm
Dandenong — 4Cyte Pathology
154 Cleeland Street
Dandenong 
Drive-through testing Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Contact: 0466 230 673
Dandenong — Monash Health
169 Cleeland Street
Dandenong 
Walk-through testing Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Last entry for testing at this site will be 15 minutes before closing time. You don’t need to call ahead if visiting a Monash Health walk-in or drive-through clinic.
Contact: 03 9594 6666
Prahran — Respiratory Clinic (Star Health)
Prahran Town Hall
255A Chapel Street
Prahran 
Book online or walk-in Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm
Contact: 03 9525 1300
Wheelchair access. Whilst appointment times are available online, Star Health remains a walk-in clinic to support the many people within our community who do not have access to a computer/internet. We will do our best to see you at your allocated time, but there may be instances where there are some delays.
Bentleigh — Melbourne Pathology
159 Jasper Street
Bentleigh
Referral from GP is required Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Contact: 03 9287 7700 select Option 4

 

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